June 1, 2020
Exploding soybean aphid infestations can slash potential yield in half. It's time to stop the loss with research-proven Transform® WG insecticide.
“Transform gives soybean growers a viable and effective alternative for soybean aphid control, while minimizing the impact on beneficial insects,” says Jeff Moon, market development specialist for Corteva Agriscience.
“It's a new tool in farmers' toolboxes,” he says. “Soybean aphids seem to be an every year occurrence somewhere in the Midwest. With pyrethroid-resistant aphids being a continuing concern, it is great to have another option available for growers to use.”
Transform effectively controls soybean aphids even in high-pressure situations with pyrethroid-susceptible and pyrethroid-resistant populations.
Corteva Agriscience and university cooperators have conducted a decade of research demonstrating the high level of efficacy of Transform. In recent years (2016-19), as pyrethroid-resistant aphids established and spread, 10 field trials were conducted.
Soybean aphid counts taken six to eight days after treatment dropped from above-threshold numbers (>250 aphids per plant) to an average of 17.8 aphids per plant with Transform as compared with 589.1 aphids per plant in the untreated plots.1
And, unlike many other products on the market, Transform helps maintain beneficial insect populations as part of a season-long IPM program. With a distinct chemistry and mode of action, Transform controls soybean aphids with minimal disruption to the beneficial insects that help further limit yield-robbing pests.
Research by North Dakota State University demonstrates this selective control. In a 2015 trial conducted near Moorhead, Minnesota, an average of 125.2 lady beetles per plot were counted in soybeans three days after a treatment of 1 ounce per acre of Transform® WG insecticide. In comparison, soybeans treated with Warrior II insecticide (1.6 ounces per acre) had an average of only 24.7 lady beetles present per plot.2
Transform works quickly and offers both systemic and translaminar activity, providing excellent residual control of soybean aphids through both contact and ingestion.
With the novel active ingredient, Isoclast® active, Transform provides fast knockdown and powerful, lasting control of soybean aphids while offering growers a much-needed rotational partner to fight resistance.
To learn more about how Transform® WG insecticide can help you protect your soybean yield, visit Transform.Corteva.US.
1Campbell, L., and P. Prasifka. 2019. Transform® WG with Isoclast® active: A selective insecticide for management of soybean aphid in the Midwest region of the US. Corteva Agriscience.
2Knodel, J., P. Beauzay, and P. Prasifka. 2015. Efficacy of Foliar-Applied Sulfoxaflor for Control of Soybean Aphid and Impact on Lady Beetles. Arthropod Management Tests. 2016. Vol. 0 No. 0.
TM ® Trademarks of Dow AgroSciences, DuPont or Pioneer, and their affiliated companies or their respective owners. Warrior II is a Restricted Use Pesticide. Warrior II is a registered trademark of Syngenta. Isoclast is a registered active ingredient. Transform WG is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Always read and follow label directions. © 2020 Corteva. CA14-396-027 (06/20) BR CAAG0TRM058
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